The battery of the current devices is improving little by little, but we still have to charge our iPhone practically every day. If you have one of the last iPhone 11 you are probably delighted with the battery life, however If your device is a few years old, it is likely that over time you have seen how the autonomous region has descended, if this is your case you should be aware of these tricks that we bring you today.
Configuring several of these tricks and paying attention to the advice that we show below, see how the autonomy of your iPhone increases considerably. They are tricks compatible with iOS 13, and most also with other versions of the Apple system.
IPhone battery tricks
Keep the system updated
It may seem simple, but not everyone does. Keeping your iPhone software updated will make the battery last longer. With each small update Apple is polishing its system and improving performance and also increasing battery performance.
To make sure you have the latest version of iOS installed on your iPhone you just have to go to Settings> General> Software update. If you see a new iOS update, try to install it as soon as possible.
Check the battery status
For several versions of iOS we can check the current battery status of our iPhone. It is a really useful function since we can see if it is too degraded or in good condition. Also if the battery has degraded too much and your device is under warranty, Apple can change it completely for free.
If we go to Settings> Battery> Battery health We can see what is its maximum capacity. In normal values Apple promises that the battery will maintain 80% of its capacity after two years.
Limit access to app location
Location settings are very important to keep the battery level down, the fewer applications can access our location better for our battery. In addition it is not only important to limit the apps that can access our location, it is also important determine when they can access it.
To correctly configure the apps that can access the location you must go to Settings> Privacy> Location and choose apps and, if possible, select the option “When used” in apps that need this type of access, your battery will thank you.
Use the low power mode
The low power mode is designed to help us in specific cases in which we need to extend the battery of our iPhone, but in the case that the battery of your device does not last long you can use this mode as usual.
The low power mode can be activated from Settings> Battery> Low power mode, or from the Control Center button that has a small battery drawn.
Disable Wi-Fi when you leave home
The Wi-Fi connection is usually only necessary at home or at work, for the rest of the time if it is active only spend battery while being continuously searching for networks to connect to. For this reason, if you have battery problems, the ideal is to disable Wi-Fi completely when leaving home.
However, to deactivate the Wi-Fi connection, do not press the button that appears in the Control Center, You should go to the device settings and disable Wi-Fi, create a Shortcut or ask Siri.
Limit access to apps Bluetooth
In the same way as with location, access to apps Bluetooth can also spend more battery than it should. To configure the apps that can access Bluetooth you just have to go to Settings> Privacy> Bluetooth and configure apps They may or may not use this technology. It is true that in some apps it is necessary but, for what does Facebook want to access Bluetooth?
Use dark mode
It has been shown that the dark mode released on iOS 13 and iPadOS makes our device consume less battery, especially if your iPhone has a OLED technology display like the iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro.
If you use this mode by default you will save battery, and the more you use it the more you will notice its effect. To activate it you can do it from Settings> Display and brightness> Dark, or do it from the Control Center icon, if it does not appear you can configure it from Settings> Control Center.
In areas without coverage, activate avin mode
If you frequent areas without coverage you will notice that your iPhone consumes much more battery, this is because the device is constantly looking for new networks to be counted. For that reason the best thing you can do is activate avin mode from the Control Center If you know that you are in an area without coverage, in addition to the avin mode you can have Wi-Fi enabled to connect to a network.
Locate the apps that consume the most battery
It is possible that certain applications spend more battery than necessary, especially if you do not use them or are not too important for you. You can know exactly what the apps and games that consume the most battery on your iPhone, at the top of this table should be the ones you use most.
Fortunately we can limit this option from Settings> iTunes and App Store> App update. Once this option is deactivated, we must update the apps manually.
Configure the frequency of updating new emails
The mail app is one of the most used on the iPhone, so it is one of the most spent batteries. However, we can limit this battery expense by increasing the verification time of new emails. Only leader until Settings> Passwords and accounts> Get data and select each time we want you to look for new mails.
Do not close multitasking applications
We have said it a thousand and one times, close multitasking apps all you do is spend more battery. This is because every time you close the app when you open it again it has to be completely restarted, causing the processor to work harder. Apple has a highly developed system that prevents us from continuing to use a battery when we leave an app, so it is better not to remove it from multitasking.
Bonus: other little tricks
To finish this collection of tricks we bring you other small ‘tips’ that will further improve the autonomy of your iPhone:
- Disable “Hey, Siri,” or directly the assistant if you don't use it.
- Disable use time.
- Turn off vibration.
- Do not use live wallpapers.
- Do not use automatic brightness and control the lighting of the iPhone.
Hopefully all these tricks have been interesting and you can apply them so that your iPhone spends less battery. Autonomy is essential and, especially in devices with some years behind them, with these tricks recover some hours of use.